MADISON COUNTY, Miss. – Students are required to pee to park, that is, if they get randomly selected for a drug test. It’s part of a new policy at Madison County Schools this year. If students want a parking decal, they must sign a consent form for drug testing.
Random drug testing is not foreign to Mississippi schools, but they are usually required for extra curricular activities. Madison County’s Superintendent believes it is a way to deter kids away from drugs.
The new policy is being scrutinized by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) they do not think students should have to submit to a “search” in order to park or participate in extra curricular activities.
Jennifer Riley-Collins, executive director for the state chapter of the ACLU with the told the Clarion Ledger, that she believes the new policy takes from already limited school resources, and takes away after school programs for at-risk students.